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Happy Birthday, Dad

Tweet Had my dad lived three more months, he would have been 99 years old today.  99!  That’s so hard to imagine. If you’re no longer a young whipper-snapper, you probably recognize that weird phenomenon of getting set on a certain … Continue reading

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Of Birthdays and Life

Tweet Nothing like a(nother!) birthday to make one think about life.  Mine, yes.  But not mine alone. On my dad’s 98th birthday, I tried and tried to imagine what life would have been like back with he was little.  I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

Tweet Today is my husband Dan’s birthday.  He is… well, older than he was yesterday.  His birthday always brings me pause, because mine is just a week after his.  Dan is the one who first told me Billie Burke’s observation that … Continue reading

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The Art of Living Creatively

Tweet I just read an article lamenting our tendancy to lose creativity as we age.  I say, “Says who?”  Probably some frustrated writer whose birthday fell on the deadline when her book was supposed to be on the editor’s desk … Continue reading

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Birthday Deflate

Tweet Tomorrow is my birthday. Again. I can’t believe another year has already passed! Isn’t it funny how we all seem to see ourselves frozen in time at some specific age?  I see myself in my mid-40s. Until I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Riddle of the Sphinx

Tweet What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening? This is the riddle the Sphinx at Thebes posed to travelers. Woe be to any who failed to solve … Continue reading

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March to the Bleat or Roar

Tweet Every year, when March blows in, I think about my sister Martha.  Years ago, when I was a young tyke and she was a tiny tyke, she always approached the month with a begging request to take two of … Continue reading

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Old, Older, Oldest

Tweet My sister and I recently found several pictures of my sweet old grandma:  In Missouri with my young parents and their first baby, Christmas with us as little kids, on a road trip with us gawky teens, Christmas with … Continue reading

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